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Thunder Dragon's motif - details of the window's ornaments from my previous post

Bhutan, known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is almost of fairytale quality. The country is unlike any other – completely extraordinary. It is engrossed in myths and hidden within a protective mountain chain from China and India.

"Druk Yul" or Land of the Thunder Dragon - named in 1907, by then king Wangchuck, from an auspicious occassion in 1189, when a mythical dragon thundered 3 times - and a teacher of Buddhism opened a monastery (Druk Ralung) and predicted his teachings would flourish to the extent the thunder was heard.

Folklore like this are are woven throughout this last remaining great Himalayan kingdom. Experience brilliant monasteries, unforgettable dzongs, and an undisturbed Tibetan-stylized culture that will give you a glimpse of how simple and relaxing life can really be.
The colorful tapestry that is Bhutan is woven of an opulent nature, rich heritage, and with a history where the main ingredient is the Himalayas.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of that lost world called Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon where…

“The birds fly without fear and flowers are yet to be named;

The songs have not been encumbered with too much music;

The prayers are given wings by the ubiquitous prayer flags;

The culture and traditions have not been eaten away by gold;

Its people still hope to be bestowed the ‘nectar of immortality’;

The music of the cymbals and melodious chants awake your spirit."


( http://spiceroads.com/bhutan/mystical_bhutan)

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